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Q: Hi Awesome 5i team, I have some cash to invest, in Canada, I am thinking of "AT", "GSY" &"CTS", some of these names are at all time high, could you please rank them from risk/growth perspective. Given recent volatility of the market, could you please provide a good entry point if you will.

For US, please also provide three names that are growth oriented, and three reflationary driven. All are for long term investment.


Read Answer Asked by Lin on June 24, 2021

Q: Hi guys, thanks for the excellent service. Generally TFSA is the place for high growth but my highest growth has been in my RRSP. Is there any compelling reason I should sell anything in RRSP and rebuy in TFSA (e.g., NVDA)? I realize I will be taxed on RRSP withdrawals while TFSA withdrawals are tax-free - but - my RRSP has a lot more cash than my TFSA so there isn't room to move all my growthy stuff over. Because of the relative size of RRSP to TFSA, if I were to do equal weighting of all stocks, I'd only have 4 different stocks in my TFSA, which perhaps is fine? Are there any obvious adjustments that you would make to the following:

XQQ 13.68%
VXC 12.03%
NVDA 7.64%
AAPL 6.70%
JPM 4.73%
BNS 4.52%
GOOG 4.32%
ENB 4.13%
MSFT 3.98%
AMZN 3.86%
RTX 3.51%
COST 3.42%
PG 3.11%
DIS 2.82%
CASH 1.32%

GSY 5.28%
CRWD 3.31%
VEEV 2.50%
ROKU 2.44%
SHOP 2.26%
WELL 0.85%
XBC 1.08%

LSPD 0.79%
BYD 0.76%

SLF 0.51%
T 0.42%


Read Answer Asked by Mark on June 23, 2021

Q: I'm up about 60% on GSY, my current largest holding. I'd like to reduce it a bit and start a position in STLC. I know these two companies are not directly comparable, but as an investment do you think STLC's SP can out gain GSY in the next two years? As well, what's you overall opinion on these wo companies? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Victor on June 22, 2021

Q: Hi,

These stocks listed make up the core position of my Canadian and US holdings.

Would you consider this list to be a good one for a 3-5 year plus time horizon? I am able to tolerate high risk .


Read Answer Asked by ilie on June 22, 2021

Q: My wife and I are each opening up a TFSA with 75000 initial deposit in each account. We are thinking of putting 5-8 ETF's into the one account and 10-12 stocks into the other account. Wondering if this is a good strategy or if you would suggest something different? The emphasis would be primarily on growth, but not at extreme risk. Can you recommend 5 or more ETF's (and percentage allotted for each) for good diversity for the one account, and 10-12 stocks equally spread out to cover the $75,000 in the other account.
Please deduct as many credits as appropriate.
Many thanks, Jake

Read Answer Asked by Jake on June 16, 2021

Q: Hi 5i team,
I'm trying to decide between Go Easy (GSY) and ECN Capital, both of which have been on terrific runs. How do you view their current valuations, their prospects for further growth and risks involved with each and how will rising interest rates affect their businesses? Finally, which would prefer currently if you had to make a choice?
Thanks for your great service.

Read Answer Asked by Bob on June 15, 2021

Q: Am considering selling my TFSA shares of DND and adding to the a small position of GSY and/or NVEI. Your thoughts on this or do you have another stock that might be added to my 2 choices.
Iím not too sure on their logic in going private, was it a way of testing the market to see if other companies were interested?
Thanks to 5i in keeping me on track and giving your great knowledgeable opinions. John

Read Answer Asked by John on June 15, 2021

Q: What part of the market do you see as undervalued? and can you provide a few choice selections? txs as always...

Read Answer Asked by adam on June 14, 2021

Q: Hi Guys,
I am trying to reduce the number of stocks inside my portfolio. Your thoughts on a full position (5%) for the above stocks for a 5 year hold, within a balance/growth portfolio? Any revisions would be appreciated.



Read Answer Asked by jim on June 07, 2021

Q: Above are my CDN holdings greater than 2% of my portfolio. I'm looking for 1 more sleep at night CDN recommendation for an RRSP account that you would initiate at more than 2% and hoping you might have a short list of recommendations? No oil/gas/pipelines, thx but otherwise I'm open.

Read Answer Asked by Cameron on June 03, 2021

Q: How would you rate these companies for growth and safety.

Read Answer Asked by don on June 02, 2021

Q: Hello. What are your top 5 picks in Canada + top 5 picks in the US for capital appreciation over the next 12 months? Any sector etc. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 26, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
I want to deploy some funds into Financial Services in a registered account for a 3-5 year hold. I know that 5i is bullish on GSY, and I wonder if you would recommend it over BNS for a hold of that length. Today I can buy about 1.85 BNS shares for every GSY share bought, and would thereafter pocket (at present rates) approximately 2.5 times more dividend return from BNS than from GSY for every dollar spent buying in. With the goal being to relatively safely make money over the 3-5 years, and assuming COVID is under control, no other pandemic strikes during the period and only 'normal' market forces prevail, do you see the likely capital appreciation plus dividend of GSY over the period outperforming the likely capital appreciation and higher yield of BNS during that same time? I know that GSY has had a great run over the past year, but now that the world seems to be settling back down I'm having difficulty understanding why I might consider putting money there instead of into something that's many orders of magnitude larger and also less expensive to buy, both in absolute terms and (I think) on most 'price to' metrics .
Thanks for helping me out.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on May 25, 2021

Q: Hi team ,
Two part question: 1. Any insight as to why Toi has been dropping significantly the last couple days? It had held up nice while other tech took its dive , and now the last couple days when tech seems to be gaining ground itís doing the opposite. Is this a chance to buy more ??
2. As of today whatís your current list of a few favourites you would choose you buy today for a long term hold, in any sector. US or Cnd . Thanks


Read Answer Asked by Shane on May 20, 2021

Q: What are the 5 top Canadian value stock to buy for the next 5 years.
Thanks Larry

Read Answer Asked by Larry on May 19, 2021

Q: Hello Peter, here's a twist on one of your readers' favourite questions.

What three Canadian stocks and three US stocks have your highest confidence level that they will be higher in two years than they are today, regardless of the size of the return. (I suppose this question combines your confidence in the companies' management, industry and macro factors, etc. but also with a view to preservation of capital.)

Read Answer Asked by James on May 18, 2021